The Adventure of Self-Discovery: Dimensions of Consciousness and New Perspectives in Psychotherapy and Inner Exploration

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I. Dimensions of the Consciousness: New Cartography of the Human Psyche

The Sensory Barrier and the Recollective-Biographical Level

Encounter with Birth and Death: Dynamics of the Perinatal Matrices
First Basic Perinatal Matrix (BPM I): The Amniotic Universe
Second Basic Perinatal Matrix (BPM II): Cosmic Engulfment and No Exit
Third Basic Perinatal Matrix (BPM III): The Death-Rebirth Struggle
Fourth Basic Perinatal Matrix (BPM IV): The Death-Rebirth Experience Beyond the Brain: Transpersonal Dimensions of the Psyche

Experiential Extensions within Consensus Reality and Space-Time

1. Transcendence of Spatial Boundaries

a. Experience of Dual Unity b. Identification with Other Persons c. Group Identification and Group Consciousness d. Identification with Animals e. Identification with Plants and Botanical Processes f. Oneness with Life and All Creation g. Experience of Inanimate Matter and Inorganic Processes h. Primary Consciousness i. Extraterrestrial Experiences j. Identification with the Entire Physical Universe k. Psychic Phenomena Involving Transcendence of Space

2. Transcendence of the Boundaries of Linear Time

a. Embryonal and Fetal Experiences b. Ancestral Experiences c. Racial and Collective Experiences d. Past Incarnation Experiences e. Phylogenetic Experiences f. Experiences of Planetary Evolution g. Cosmogenetic Experiences h. Psychic Phenomena Involving Transcendence of Time

3. Physical Introversion and Narrowing of Consciousness Experiential Extension Beyond Consensus Reality and Space-Time

a. Spiritistic and Mediumistic Experiences b. Energetic Phenomena of the Subtle Body c. Experiences of Animal Spirits d. Encounters with Spirit Guides and Suprahuman Beings e. Visits to Other Universes and Meetings with Their Inhabitants f. Experiences of Mythological and Fairy-Tale Sequences g. Experiences of Specific Blissful and Wrathful Deities h. Experiences of Universal Archetypes i. Intuitive Understanding of Universal Symbols j. Creative Inspiration and the Promethean Impulse k. Experience of the Demiurg and Insights into Cosmic Creation l. Experience of Cosmic Consciousness m. The Supracosmic and Metacosmic Void

Transpersonal Experiences of Psychoid Nature

1. Synchronistic Links between Consciousness and Matter

2. Spontaneous Psychoid Events

a. Supernormal Physical Feats b. Spiritistic Phenomena and Physical Mediumship c. Recurrent Spontaneous Psychokinesis d. Unidentified Flying Objects 3. Intentional Psychokinesis a. Ceremonial Magic b. Healing and Hexing c. Siddhis d. Laboratory Psychokinesis Philosophical Challenges from Transpersonal Experiences

II. New Perspectives in Psychotherapy and Inner Exploration

Principles of Holotropic Therapy Therapeutic Effects of Intense Breathing (Pneumocatharsis)
The Healing Power of Music
Focused Bodywork
The Procedure of Holotropic Therapy Effective Mechanisms of Healing and Personality Transformation
Intensification of Conventional Therapeutic Mechanisms
Dynamic Shifts in the Psyche's Governing Systems
Therapeutic Potential of the Death-Rebirth Process
Therapeutic Mechanisms on the Transpersonal Level
Healing as a Movement toward Wholeness Potential and Goals of Experiential Self-Exploration Emotional and Psychosomatic Healing
Pursuit of a More Rewarding Life Strategy
Philosophical and Spiritual Quest

III. Appendix A: Psychedelics in Self-Exploration and Psychotherapy

Psychedelic Plants and Substances
Ritual and Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics
Principles of Psychedelic Therapy

Appendix A: Psychedelics in Self-Exploration and Psychotherapy

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